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Fundraising

The Westbourne Church community is involved in a number of fundraising initiatives. These include raising funds for the ongoing running of the church's ministry in the parish, the maintenance of the building, and specific projects. In addition, There are also fundraising events held throughout the year for local, national and international charities.

Join us for these exciting events and help our fundraising

Contact details for the events can be found in the pew sheets available in the church. If you want to find out more but are unable to collect a pew sheet, in the first instance, please email the Parish Office.

If you are organising a fundraising event on behalf of Westbourne Church and want it to appear on this page, contact the Parish Webmaster.

2017 & 2018 Fundraising

If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer to help with church fundraising in 2017-2018, please contact the Treasurer. The Treasurer and the Fundraising Co-ordinator warmly welcome both suggestions and volunteers for our 2017 and 2018 programme.

Results of 2017 and 2016 fundraising activities can be found in later sections on this page. Thanks to everyone for their generosity and support of these events and to the organisers for all their efforts.

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Fundraising news from 2018 events

Woodmancote Church 125th Anniversary Appeal

Dark green building with white windows, with grass surroundingThe appeal held in autumn 2017 to support works of restoration at Woodmancote Church has had a successful completion. We had set a target of £14,000. 

Following an energetic campaign of events, the support of the PCC, and generous individual contributions from churchgoers and villagers throughout the parish, we have achieved a total of £21,500. This will allow us to pursue works in 2018, inside and outside, to restore the Church to its former glories. Well done!

Lent Lunches 2018

Each Friday during Lent an austerity lunch was held at Westbourne Parish Hall. The following donations were made to charities following this year's lunch series:
The Glen Lorne Fellowship, Zimbabwe - £170
Embrace the Middle East - £130
Society of Mary and Martha at Sheldon - £160
The Children’s Society - £150
Jeel Al Amal orphanage, Bethany, Jerusalem - £230
Community of the Sisters of the Church - £180
A magnificent total of £1,020 – with grateful thanks to all who supported the lunches and to the Home and Overseas Committee for making them happen.

 

Fundraising 2017 News

> Discover the news on events held in 2017 to raise money for the church and other good causes

Fundraising 2016 News

> Find out about fundraising events held in 2016 in Westbourne Parish

 

Parish Giving Scheme

If you wish to make a regular contribution to the Church the preferred method of giving is using the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Leaflets are at the back of the church or contact our Treasurer, Jonathan Kipling.

In response to enquiries, if you give via the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS), you can ring PGS on 01452 835595 should you wish to increase your giving. You will need your 'PGS contact ID' (which is on the letter/email the PGS sent to you) and advise what you would like to give. If you can not find your contact ID or to find out more about using PGS, speak to Jonathan.

 

Westbourne Church Restoration Trust (WCRT)

The church has stood for centuries at the centre of our village. It is a lovely building, which exists for everybody in the parish whether they attend church or not. For the church to continue to serve and to be enjoyed by village generations to come, a Trust was created in 1992 to assist financially with its restoration and repair. More details about the WCRT charity.